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Entries from March 2009

March Links: Stimulus Madness,, Health Care and More!

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

* We wrote about how to get your piece of the stimulus pie, noting that better-prepared organizations are more likely to be funded. Now the Washington Post reports that “Much in Obama stimulus bill won’t hit economy soon:” It will take years before an infrastructure spending program proposed by President-elect Barack Obama will boost the [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · · Links

A Primer on False Notes, Close Reading, and The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Program, or, How to Seize the Money in 42 Easy Steps

March 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

All three of you masochistic enough to read the Federal Register on a regular basis might have noticed that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) posted a couple of notices about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Recovery Act Funding, which exemplifies many of the trends we’ve been discussing while also showing that it’s [...]

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Tags: Advice · Government · Grants · How-to · Stimulus and deadline goofs

March 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Isaac wrote about the dangers of online submissions in “ Lurches Into the 21st Century,” which says that real world deadlines should be at least two days before the actual deadline to ensure that your proposal is actually received. This will help you avoid latency and response problems when every other applicant rushes to upload [...]

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Tags: Advice · Government · Grants · · How-to

The Office of Community Services Rides the Stimulus Wave with Funding for Community Economic Development Projects, But Is It 1965 or 1975 Again?*

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments

The Office of Community Services (OCS) just issued its FY ’09 RFP for Community Economic Development Projects (CED), which has about $87M available for Community Development Corporations (CDCs)** over three years, with 47 awards grants of up to $800,000/year for three years to be made. While not strictly part of the Stimulus Bill (now formally [...]

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Tags: Advice · Government · Grants

The Stimulus Bill Meets Santa Claus Meets American Idol in Virginia

March 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

I thought that I wouldn’t have to write any more posts on the Stimulus Bill, but like Michael Corleone in The Godfather: Part III, “Just when I thought I was out… they pull me back in.” The curious way the Commonwealth of Virginia has decided to solicit ideas for how to spend its piece of [...]

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Tags: Advice · Grants · Stimulus · Stories